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NZ Youth and Porn

For many children and young people in Aotearoa today, porn can be as close as the nearest phone.

The Office of Film and Literature Classification (under the Minds Over Media banner) has just surveyed more than 2,000 New Zealand teens aged 14-17 years old (nearly one percent of the national population within that cohort) for the major research project NZ Youth and Porn: Research findings of a survey on how and why young New Zealanders view online pornography.

Findings include:  over two thirds of 14 to 17-year-olds have been exposed to porn. One in four have seen porn before the age of 12 – mostly by accident, or by having it shown to them. Seventy-two percent of teens who have viewed porn recently saw things that made them feel uncomfortable; and 42 percent of regular viewers would like to spend less time looking at porn – but they find this hard to do. 

The report identifies current issues and offers recommendations.

Publication date: 05 Dec 2018 Read the full report here
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